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October 13 2019

03:14

Squirrel Stashes 200 Nuts in Woman’s Car

Highly unlikely things happen every day. Here’s a good one: Recently in Pittsburgh a woman was surprised by unexpected walnuts (and grass) on top of her car’s engine. A Pittsburgh woman who detected a burning odor and heard a strange noise while driving her car looked under the hood and discovered a squirrel had stashed … Continue reading Squirrel Stashes 200 Nuts in Woman’s Car
01:35
States see forward progress in areas of energy and transportation efficiency
01:14

Man Awarded $8B for Unexpected Breasts

A man given the drug Risperdal for autism grew unexpected larger breasts as a side effect. Because he was not warned of this possibility a jury awarded Nicholas Murray, 26, a whopping $8 billion from the drug company manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Yes, that’s billion, with a B. US drug firm Johnson & Johnson has … Continue reading Man Awarded $8B for Unexpected Breasts

October 12 2019

18:31

Ways to Save Earth: Pulling CO2 From the Air to Make Gasoline

I hear a lot of dismay out there about the environment, but I believe there is still hope for the planet Earth, that we might even reverse the ongoing Holocene extinction if we humans stop squabbling and really get our act together. As one great example, it is said to be possible to undo the … Continue reading Ways to Save Earth: Pulling CO2 From the Air to Make Gasoline
18:12

Drug reverses signs of liver disease in people living with HIV

Researchers report that the injectable hormone tesamorelin reduces liver fat and prevents liver fibrosis (scarring) in people living with HIV.
18:12

New design strategy can help improve layered superconducting materials

Scientists have created a new layered superconducting material with a conducting layer made of bismuth, silver, tin, sulfur and selenium. The conducting layer features four distinct sublayers; by introducing more elements, they were able to achieve unparalleled customizability and a higher ''critical temperature'' below which superconductivity is observed, a key objective of superconductor research. Their design strategy may be applied to engineer new and improved superconducting materials.
18:12

Another reason to get cataract surgery: It can make you 48% safer on the road

Researchers in Australia used a driving simulator to test patients' vision before and after cataract surgery. They found that near misses and crashes decreased by 48% after surgery.
18:12

More evidence linking common bladder medication to a vision-threatening eye condition

A drug widely prescribed for a bladder condition for decades, now appears to be toxic to the retina, the light sensing tissue at the back of the eye that allows us to see.
17:34

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution.
17:28

Southern California wildfires burning unchecked

Gusting winds fueling a fast-moving wildfire in southern California showed no signs of abating Saturday as a blaze that forced the evacuation of some 100,000 people kept burning out of control.
17:27

Emirati astronaut returns home to hero's welcome

An Emirati astronaut who became the first Arab to reach the International Space Station received a hero's welcome home on Saturday.
17:26

Seven stranded whales found dead in Indonesia

Seven pilot whales were found dead on an eastern Indonesian beach, an official said Saturday, after 17 were stranded in the remote area.
13:33

These New Scientist-inspired Twitter bots are surrealist art

Bots on social media get a bad rap, but they can be used for good and for art, like in these three headline bots revealed at New Scientist Live
12:00

Be Master of the Midway—With Physics\!

Don’t be a chump, study angular momentum(p).
11:49

Your heartbeat may shape how likely you are to have a car crash

A virtual reality driving game suggests that drivers’ reaction times are slower if they encounter an obstacle at the same time as a heartbeat
11:14

Data trial identifies vulnerable children who may otherwise be missed

A trial using data to prevent child abuse helped a UK police force drastically cut the time it takes child protection experts to review cases
09:34

Tens of thousands evacuated as California wildfires rage

Wind-driven wildfires forced the evacuation of about 100,000 people in southern California Friday and destroyed dozens of structures and homes as authorities warned it could take days to extinguish the flames.
09:33

Are California blackouts the new normal for the state?

Millions of people lost electricity this week in California as the state's utility giant PG&E sought to prevent catastrophic wildfires, leading many to question whether such power shutoffs will become the new normal.
09:32

High-stakes conflict threatens DR Congo gorillas

Aged almost 17 years, Bonane is an eastern lowland gorilla, a survivor in a critically endangered species reduced to about 250 members in DR Congo's Kahuzi-Biega National Park.
09:30

Heavy rain, winds lash Tokyo as powerful typhoon approaches

A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades approached landfall, with streets and train stations deserted and shops shuttered.
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